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"Facebook 'censors' naked statue of sea god Neptune"

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Facebook is the American company that runs a website of the same name, Facebook.com, which is one of the largest social networking websites in the world. As of March 2013, Facebook has over 1.15 billion active users, of which an estimate of over 8% are fake.

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Facebook has asked an Italian art historian to remove a picture of the sea god Neptune from her page. The 3.2 metre high bronze statue stands in the Piazza del Nettuno, in Bologna, Italy.

Elisa Barbari chose the photo for her Facebook page, called "Stories, curiosities and views of Bologna". However, Facebook told her the image violates its guide lines because it "presents an image with content that is explicitly sexual"

“I wanted to promote my page but it seems that for Facebook the statue is a sexually explicit image that shows off too much flesh. Really, Neptune? This is crazy!” Ms Barbari said, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Facebook told her: "The use of the image was not approved because it violates Facebook’s guide lines on advertising. It presents an image with content that is explicitly sexual and which shows to an excessive degree the body, concentrating unnecessarily on body parts. The use of images or video of nude bodies or plunging necklines is not allowed, even if the use is for artistic or educational reasons.”

In a post on Facebook, Ms Barbari wrote: "Back in the 1950s, during celebrations for school children graduating, they used to cover up Neptune. Maybe Facebook would prefer the statue to be dressed again."

She asked: "How can a work of art, our very own statue of Neptune, be the object of censorship?”

In November, Facebook was forced to apologise for removing a photograph of a former firefighter with severe burn scars.

The social media site twice took down a picture of Lasse Gustavson after his friend Bjorn Lindeblad posted the photograph to celebrate his 60th birthday. 

The company only restored the image when more than 10,000 people shared a third post by Mr Lindeblad, criticising their “disgusting policy”.

Facebook also made a u-turn over its decision to censor an iconic image of a child victim of the Vietnam War under its nudity guidelines.

The company initially defended the move, saying in a statement: “While we recognise that this photo is iconic, it’s difficult to create a distinction between allowing a photograph of a nude child in one instance and not others."

But following intense backlash, Facebook said they would  reinstating the image and allow uses to share it due to its “status as an iconic image of historical importance.”

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I now know how it must feel to be a celebrity !
It is like your whole life is being put on paper and anyone can get in touch whether you want them to or not at any time.
I felt facebook was running my life. Too many ways for people to get in your hair or your head at any time , when you don't want them to.
Oh you can say  just don't log on  but I sometimes just wanted to play the games on there...Then somebody starts a convo' or makes a demand of you when all I wanted to do was chill and play games ?
I felt a huge sense of relief when I closed my account . Good bye Facebook and good riddance ...

on December 15, 2016
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Fake it till they make it? It appears Facebook has been faking everything as of late.

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Experts have disputed Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's claim that less than 1 per cent of the social media network's content is fake, amid accusations hoaxes influenced the United States election outcome.

Zuckerberg said it was "extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election in one direction or the other" in a statement posted on Facebook.

"Of all the content on Facebook, more than 99 per cent of what people see is authentic," Mr Zuckerberg said. "Only a very small amount is fake news and hoaxes."

But Griffith University's professor of journalism and social media, Mark Pearson, said he was suspicious of the statistic.

"There is an enormous amount of misinformation on Facebook and other social media," Professor Pearson told ABC News.

During the election campaign, fake news about now President-elect Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton circulated online.

Stories about Mr Trump calling Republicans the "dumbest group of voters" and Mrs Clinton accidentally paying the Islamic State group $US400 million were among those determined to be false by myth-busting website Snopes.

On election day, stories claiming Harambe the gorilla [who was shot at Cincinnati Zoo earlier this year], received thousands of votes were found to be fake.

"I am sure many of these posts would have influenced voters," Professor Pearson said.

Facebook cautious about being 'arbiters of truth'

University of Queensland journalism and computer science lecturer Dr Daniel Angus said some "trolls" made fake news for fun, but others did it with a political purpose.

"Some put it out on the internet as a form of persuasive communication, to try to sway or sow seeds of doubt in people's mind about the character of an individual, or group," Dr Angus said.

"Some can be forms of astroturfing, where the story is constructed by lobby groups or other professional or political organisations, to try to attempt to discredit someone."

Mr Zuckerberg said Facebook has tools to help stop hoaxes.

"We have already launched work enabling our community to flag hoaxes and fake news," he said.

But Mr Zuckerberg said identifying what is true is "complicated".

"While some hoaxes can be completely debunked, a greater amount of content, including from mainstream sources, often gets the basic idea right but some details wrong or omitted. An even greater volume of stories express an opinion that many will disagree with and flag as incorrect even when factual. I am confident we can find ways for our community to tell us what content is most meaningful, but I believe we must be extremely cautious about becoming arbiters of truth ourselves."

"Many social media users have difficulty distinguishing between fake and real news because social media literacy is still building, Professor Pearson said. But fake news is not restricted to Facebook — Dr Angus said it was "all over the internet".

He said there were several ways people can tell the difference between fake and real news.

"Obvious sensational titles are one giveaway," he said. "Also look at the quality of the hosting organisation, and also if this is something that many different credible news sources have commented on.

"Also there are sites such as snopes.com which have a database of known/debunked fake stories that is regularly updated. Essentially, be critical when you read online content."

on November 15, 2016
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THE world’s biggest social media website is again using Australia as a testbed for new features, and is rolling out a bulletin board-style, real-time messaging feature to Australian users.

The addition to Facebook’s Messenger app is called Rooms, and is designed to allow users to swap messages with strangers on a specific topic.

Facebook Messenger users can already set up groups, he said, but they’re typically only private conversations between friends.

Messenger Rooms could be public conversations about topics such as Formula One, an Apple Keynote event, or an election, though users will also be able to make a Room private so users must be formally approved by an administrator.

The Messenger Rooms feature began rolling out to Australian users with Google Android phones yesterday, and will also be tested in Canada.

The new feature comes after Facebook recently launched a Snapchat-like feature called My Day to the Messenger platform, which it also tested early in Australia.

on November 12, 2016
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Even smaller sites are making bank on the surge of interest in the Republican nominee. Liberty Writers News, a two-person site operating out of a house in the San Francisco Bay Area, generates income of between $10,000 and $40,000 a month from banks of ads that run along the side and bottom of every story.

Paris Wade and his partner Ben Goldman have mastered the art of getting traffic. The ability to write a clickbaity headline, toss in some user-generated video found on YouTube, and dash off a 400-word post in 15 to 30 minutes is a skill they don’t teach in journalism school, says Wade, who graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in advertising.

Three months after launching the site, Liberty Writers News gets up to 700,000 visitors a day, a number that has been doubling every month. Again, though, they owe nearly all of that growth to Facebook.

“About 95% of our traffic is coming from Facebook,” Wade says. The Liberty Writers News page has about 150,000 likes, but by sharing stories with other like-minded Facebook pages, they can extend their reach to as many as 7m or 8m viewers, he adds.

They spend around $3,000 a month paying Facebook to promote the page. Once they started doing that, their traffic doubled, says Wade.

They also end some stories with enthusiastic cries to “*** Share this right now! Let’s beat the liberal media to it. Share, share, share it all over Facebook.”

But what Facebook gives, it also takes away, Goldman adds. If one of their stories gets shared too quickly, Facebook assumes it is spam and throttles it for a period of time, which reduces the number of people who can see it in their news feed. That doesn’t happen to mainstream sites such as the New York Times or Washington Post, he adds.

Those sites feature a blue check mark on their Facebook pages, certifying they are authentic brands. That’s one of the reasons the pair are talking to the press – to establish their credentials as a legitimate news organization so Facebook will stop throttling them.

“We want that blue check mark,” Wade says.

The US presidential election will be over in less than three months. Regardless of the outcome, Trump fever is likely to subside, possibly leaving many of these sites without their biggest source of traffic. Goldman and Wade say they’ll just transition to covering other news about politics or celebrities. “People love stories about celebrities,” he says.

Even Alex the Macedonian publisher is not worried. “I think my traffic will be fine if Trump doesn’t win,” he says. “There are too many haters on the net, and all of my audience hates Hillary.”

on November 6, 2016
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The payment options on one of the world's most used instant messaging apps, Facebook Messenger, has now widened. While previously Facebook Messenger only supported payments for products and services via debit card transactions, the messaging service has now added as a payment partner - starting with a small number of users in the US. Users will be able to pay through their PayPal account via a chatbot after they link their PayPal account on Facebook or Messenger.

The payment feature has started to roll out for users to pay for Messenger transactions using their PayPal wallets, starting with the US. "To continue ushering in this new commerce paradigm, today we are announcing an extension of our relationship with Facebook and Messenger, to help make mobile commerce smarter, simpler and more secure for consumers as well as merchants." said Bill Ready, EVP, Chief Operating Officer, PayPal in a company's blog post.

on October 26, 2016
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Some Facebook employees have argued that Donald Trump’s posts on the social network should be designated as hate speech and removed, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal said today that Trump posts calling for a ban on Muslim immigration to the United States had triggered an emotional debate inside Facebook over enforcement of the company’s community standards. CEO Mark Zuckerberg ultimately ruled against deleting the posts, which he argued would amount to censorship of a political candidate, according to the Journal.

The internal arguments started after Trump began discussing Muslim immigration last December, the report said. Zuckerberg’s decision not to delete Trump’s posts, as an unspecified number of employees had called for, drew complaints from employees around the world, it said. (It reportedly also generated support for Zuckerberg’s decision.) The Journal’s report comes on the same day that Facebook said it would loosen some of its restrictions on explicit content if the post is deemed newsworthy or in the public interest.

The dispute reflects both Facebook’s enormous importance as a distributor of news and opinion and its deep discomfort with making editorial judgments around the content of speech. A controversy over reports that it had "suppressed" conservative news from its Trending Topics module earlier this year led the company to purge most of its editorial employees, who helped make decisions about which stories to highlight.

But the company has since been repeatedly hammered for editorial missteps. A BuzzFeedanalysis this week charted in ugly detail the way Facebook has been used this year to spread inaccurate and outright false stories to millions of readers. The company also drew criticism for removing an iconic photo of the Vietnam War and blocking an animated video that promoted breast cancer awareness.

 
Still, removing a presidential candidate’s posts from the site, no matter how inflammatory, could have had dire implications for Facebook. The company’s connect-the-world ethos requires political neutrality whenever possible, lest liberals or conservatives abandon it for a partisan alternative. And as the Journal reports, Facebook stands to make $300 million in political advertising this year — an amount that could be threatened if it were to be perceived as unwelcome to conservative or Republican ideas.

It also puts Facebook in the uncomfortable position of serving as the arbiter for acceptable political speech. Banning any political speech, particularly from a major party candidate likely to draw at least 40 percent of the popular vote, sets a dangerous precedent for a company that delivers news to 44 percent of Americans.

But as today’s news shows, Facebook is in an uncomfortable position no matter which path it takes. (This was also true of this week’s news that Zuckerberg is defending Trump donor Peter Thiel’s continued presence on the Facebook board.) So far, Zuckerberg has erred on the side of permitting the broadest range of political views. But given the hate speech and outright violence that Trump’s views have incited, the criticism isn’t likely to dissipate any time soon.

on October 26, 2016
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I now know how it must feel to be a celebrity !
It is like your whole life is being put on paper and anyone can get in touch whether you want them to or not at any time.
I felt facebook was running my life. Too many ways for people to get in your hair or your head at any time , when you don't want them to.
Oh you can say  just don't log on  but I sometimes just wanted to play the games on there...Then somebody starts a convo' or makes a demand of you when all I wanted to do was chill and play games ?
I felt a huge sense of relief when I closed my account . Good bye Facebook and good riddance ...

on October 16, 2016

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Besides this, there have been problems with identifying a number of unrelated articles as part of a trending story because they shared a few keywords.

This is a serious issue. It's allowed fraudulent news to saturate the market and could have a major impact on the current election.

on October 15, 2016
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